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INDEPENDENT LENS RELEASES STORIES FOR JUSTICE IMPACT REPORT
Audience data shows documentaries increased understanding about the inequities in the U.S. justice system
Belly of the Beast’s Impactful Engagement Strategy
Documentary film aims to end sterilizations in women’s prisons and to get reparations for survivors
STORIES FOR JUSTICE
A public media partnership born out of a growing groundswell of interest in criminal justice issues
Connected thousands of emerging and seasoned racial justice leaders through screenings of The Black Panthers in 90 cities.
Airing weekly on PBS, this Emmy Award-winning series is television’s leading showcase of independent documentaries, and brings vital conversations directly to communities on-the-ground and online via the programs below.
Indie Lens Pop-Up
Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.
A participatory feedback platform developed by ITVS, DocSCALE, will help gather insights from audiences in their own words, engaging communities while surfacing data that documents the evolution of understanding, dialogue, and civic decision-making at the local level.
Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.
From our blog
A Fruitful Collaborative Year: Filmmakers and Scholars Reflect on First Humanities Documentary Development FundMay 2, 2023
With the help of the advisors and filmmakers who participated, we look back on a year of work for ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fund recipients.
ITVS Receives NEA Research Grant to Better Understand Relationship Between Documentary Makers and ParticipantsMarch 21, 2023
Amid intense ongoing discussions of ethics in the arts, including the potential power imbalance between filmmakers and film participants, ITVS will research evidence-based practices that documentary filmmakers may use as they work with people who participate in their films. ITVS is partnering with researchers from Columbia University and…
ITVS Shares Our Progress on RepresentationFebruary 7, 2023
As an organization with diversity and inclusivity as our top priority, ITVS has a long record of sharing with the public the data that we provide each fiscal year to our board of directors. We’re proud of our record of representation—on our board, on our staff, and among our ITVS-funded filmmakers and programs—and we continuously strive to improve our…